Embattled Nairobi gubernatorial race candidate Johnson Sakaja has told off the National Police Service over its plans to investigate him and Wavinya Ndeti, Wiper party candidate for the Machakos gubernatorial race.
Responding to a statement by NPS, Sakaja asked the police to stop dragging Wavinya into the matter as the fight is just against him and that was proved by a statement from DCI Boss George Kinoti on Thursday evening.
“No need to drag Wavinya into the political fight against me for Nairobi. There’s no investigation being commenced now. The DCI already spoke prejudicially on Thursday and your officers were at CUE yesterday afternoon drafting the presser. Leave Wavinya out of it,” Sakaja wrote.
On Thursday evening, it is alleged that Sakaja was facing arrest. Kinoti revealed that he was suspected to be part of an international criminal syndicate and was quoted saying, ”We will not surrender our capital city to frauds. We will involve all the international agencies in investigating and prosecuting anyone with academic fraud.”
In the NPS statement, police spokesperson Bruno Shioso, noted that they have begun investigating the Sakaja and Wavinya’s documents that were presented before IEBC for clearance to determine their genuineness.
“Owing to the constitutional and legal mandate bestowed upon it, the NPS has commenced Criminal Investigations into the genuineness of the certificates presented for clearance to the IEBC by two political aspirants , namely Hon Johson Sakaja and Hon Wavinya Ndeti, both gubernatorial aspirants for Nairobi and Machakos counties respectively and determine if any offence has been committed,” part of the statement read.
NPS has further directed the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to quickly establish the authenticity of all the documents that Sakaja and Wavinya submitted.
No need to drag Wavinya into the political fight against me for Nairobi. There’s no investigation being commenced now. The DCI already spoke prejudicially on Thursday and your officers were at CUE yesterday afternoon drafting the presser. Leave Wavinya out of it. pic.twitter.com/M9FqNwjF6m
— Johnson Arthur Sakaja (@SakajaJohnson) June 18, 2022